Like a press conference with more fans than journalists, Reddit AMAs have provided many an interesting fact from entertainers in all fields. That was most certainly the case with Oscar-winning documentary director Errol Morris (The Fog of War), who was mostly answering question in promotion for Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn’s powerful Best Documentary nominee The Act of Killing, for which Morris served as executive producer with Werner Herzog. In talking about his upcoming narrative debut Holland, Michigan, Morris shared that Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Wrath of the Titans’s Édgar Ramírez will take on the film’s two main roles.
Now, a Reddit AMA (via TheWrap) is hardly the most concrete of news sources, and no confirmation from the actors has been made. But if you can’t trust the guy who gave us The Thin Blue Line, who can you trust?
The actors would join the previously cast Naomi Watts, who will play a suburban wife and teacher who comes to suspect her husband has a secret life as a serial killer. She’s between a bloody rock and a hard place, as she enters an extramarital relationship with a co-worker (Ramirez), who has a past marked with violent outbursts. This doesn’t sound entirely different from the latter half of Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White in the hit AMC series, only this husband is described as "docile" and not "empire building."
Thankfully, the script from Andrew Sodroski is as darkly comedic as it is thrilling, so much so that it topped the 2013 Black List (the annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood). It’ll be produced by Le Grisbi Productions, the company behind 2012’s End of Watch and David Ayer’s upcoming war actioner Fury. This film officially has no weak links.
Cranston can now be seen as a hostage-taking criminal in the recently released thriller Cold Comes the Night, and will soon take on the giant behemoth Godzilla in Gareth Edwards’ tentpole. And you’ll be able to hear him in 2015 for the next Kung Fu Panda film. Plus, the second half of Breaking Bad’s last season just hit Netflix, in case you haven’t seen it yet. Plus, check out the parody Facebook Look Back video for Walt below. Beware of spoilers.
Last year, Ramirez appeared in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, and he’ll soon be seen as military leader Simon Bolivar in Alberto Arvelo’s LIbertador, as boxing legend Roberto Duran in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone, and as a priest freaked out by possessions in Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil.
Production on Holland, Michigan is set to begin this summer.